Piedras Blancas Light Station

Just 15 miles north of Cambria on a rugged, windswept coastal point rests the historic Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. It was first illuminated in 1875 to guide mariners along the rocky California coast. The Bureau of Land Management now manages the Piedras Blancas Light Station as a historic park and wildlife sanctuary accessed by guided tours

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Hearst Castle

If you listen closely enough in the afternoon atop an enchanted hill near Cambria, you can hear waves lapping along the expanse of coast below and exotic zebras grazing in nearby meadows. This is La Cuesta Encantada, or “The Enchanted Hill,” which is home to one of America’s greatest châteaus: Hearst Castle.   Hearst Castle

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Coastal Discovery Center

Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center celebrates the connection between land and sea. The center offers interactive exhibits and educational programs that highlight the cultural and natural history of San Simeon, California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The interface of land and sea is unique here, drawing people for

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Stepladder Creamery

We make small-batch, award winning cheese on our farm on California’s Central Coast. As a farmstead creamery, we raise our goats on the farm and make cheese from their milk, which allows us to manage every aspect of our cheese production. Stepladder Ranch was founded in 1871 and has been family-owned and operated for three

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Covell Clydesdale Ranch

The Covell Ranch offers Clydesdale trail rides through their nearly 2,000-acre ranch! This is an opportunity so rare that there are only a few places in the world where you can go and ride a Clydesdale! They also offer vehicle tours where you get to come and meet the herd of 50-60 Clydesdales of all

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Historic Walking Tour

Cambria is brimming with historic architecture dating back to the 1800s, with an eclectic and charming collection of architectural styles. Victorian architecture, popular when Cambria was becoming a bustling mining town, was the inspiration for many of the buildings still standing today. Interpretations of the historic style are mixed with more modern influences to create

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